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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 09:24 PM
    No, it shouldn't have to be replaced with each use. I probably replace it every 50, though, as it does compress over time. Perhaps you melted the weather proofing to the frame a little. To eliminate webbing, try just having the plastic sag less before taking it off the heat
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    08-28-2015, 09:30 PM
    Yeah, the first show was mostly exposition until the last few minutes...based on the previews, things rather speed up on the second episode.. I like it though, since I never really watched the regular series, as I felt I could not really follow it because I did not catch it from the beginning.
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    08-28-2015, 09:25 PM
    davy2 replied to a thread walgreens 2015 in General Halloween
    Store I was in today, saw Manager and asked, and he said nothing out until after Labor Day. This is the one Walgreens store near me that has the best stuff...oh, well!!
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    08-27-2015, 03:44 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: My Hatbox Ghost in Halloween Props
    I thought about making a hatbox lampshade with the head inside, haha. Good thing you got your visit in last week! Looks like they just closed for the holiday turnover.
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    08-27-2015, 12:16 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: My Hatbox Ghost in Halloween Props
    The clue's in the avatar ;) Glad it was worth the read!
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  • davy2's Avatar
    08-27-2015, 12:16 PM
    Yes, and what's really cool for these bluetooth speakers; I bought a bluetooth transmitter for a projector I'll have inside, and when you plug it into audio output of projector, allows you to pair it to the wireless bluetooth speakers outside. I'll be using it for the audio on the newest Atmosfearfx Witches DVD. I bought this one: http://amzn.com/B00P24XKS8
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    08-26-2015, 11:38 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: My Hatbox Ghost in Halloween Props
    Thanks everyone! Halloween Lady, glad you found it interesting! I haven't posted much lately, so finally having something to write about...the words kept on coming! ha
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:39 AM
    They will work. Built one that way some years ago.
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    08-25-2015, 05:19 PM
    I wasn't able to find metal internal brackets, so the Ls are a replacement. I heat in the kitchen oven. There's an odor, but it's not much, especially if the window's open. I think different plastic manufacturers smell less, too.
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    08-25-2015, 08:31 AM
    Here's mine: http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com/2013/07/vacuum-forming.html
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    08-23-2015, 05:52 PM
    Such nice, clean work, and smooth movement, too!
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    08-23-2015, 04:06 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Other: Haunt Ideas 4 You...Video in Halloween Props
    Very cool. Looks like a lot of thought and work went into this. Looking forward to seeing what's next
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  • davy2's Avatar
    08-22-2015, 07:29 PM
    Apparently none in Northern California either...too bad, their stuff looks great
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    08-22-2015, 07:25 PM
    Yeah, SAMs used to be great, and Walmart too...nothing at SAMs near me for two Halloweens, now, and about one side of an aisle of Halloween stuff at Walmart for the past three years. I think the folks that shop at the Walmart by me are sadly too poor to spend money on Halloween items. At least that's the impression I get when they show up at the door with an old blanket as their Halloween costume.
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    08-22-2015, 07:04 PM
    That lamp is very cool
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    08-20-2015, 08:03 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: My Hatbox Ghost in Halloween Props
    Thanks folks! SavageEye, that's the prototype version seen in the promotional photos with Yale Gracey. I'd like to take a crack at that version sometime, too. Not sure why they changed it before it went in the ride, but my guess is that they hoped the bolder strokes paint job would work better with the effect (which is thought to be blacklight)
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    08-20-2015, 11:10 AM
    Mr_Chicken started a thread Static: My Hatbox Ghost in Halloween Props
    I recently finished a little adventure in sculpturally restoring a sad looking casting I believe to be descended from the original Haunted Mansion molds. If you're interested in an in-depth look at how and why I brought it from here to there, head on over to my blog (it's a three-parter, and a bit long to repost the whole thing). http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com/2015/08/my-hatbox-ghost-part-1-sculpting.html Started with this clay pour:
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    08-19-2015, 02:36 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: How To Support a Ghost? in Halloween Props
    I would go for something like Monster Mud on the fabric. You might be able to get away with straight latex paint. I don't think any spray will do what you need. It's more of a soaking matter.
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    08-15-2015, 01:32 AM
    davy2 replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    Jeepers, you are totally correct...just received the bats a few days ago...they are AWESOME! And was so happy that they did not weigh a lot, as they will go on an Axworthy flying rig...
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    08-08-2015, 04:16 PM
    davy2 replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    Too bad...what a profit they must make on this. This reminds me of Spirit props, they look great on the box, but made super cheap. Although my Witch of Lost Souls is pretty good, so you never know. I just hope my bats coming from GR right now look like the photos.
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    08-07-2015, 05:04 PM
    davy2 replied to a thread Lighting: atmosfearfx 3dfx mode???? in Halloween Props
    Yes,agreed, that's one expensive piece of material... Btw, they respond only with "watch the newsletter...", so apparently coming soon...maybe we will get lucky and it will be priced reasonably...
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    08-07-2015, 02:17 PM
    davy2 replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Witch of Stolen Souls - Spirit Halloween 2014 in Halloween Props
    I bought this at their after Halloween sale last year...the only problem is, it's got no audio output...I'm going to have her in a window...i suppose I'll need to use a bluetooth microphone, and link to a speaker outside...anyone else have this issue with a prop? Is there a better way to deal with lack of sound output when prop is inside but you want sound outside?
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    08-07-2015, 01:39 PM
    Good Grief, Mr. Chicken, you've done it again! Awesome prop
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    08-07-2015, 01:07 PM
    davy2 replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I ordered the bats, I could not resist, they are just too cool...I am going to try to put them on a Frightprops Axworthy setup, also on the way. If the bats are too heavy, I've ordered some skull ghosts, just in case.
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    08-07-2015, 08:08 AM
    davy2 replied to a thread Lighting: atmosfearfx 3dfx mode???? in Halloween Props
    Hi, Iceman I inquired to atmosfx regarding the 3dfx shroud prop, but so far have no reply yet. I asked if it is something they will be selling or something we can make ourselves from their instruction. I preordered Phantasms and Witching Hour...I'm already going to have a windows with a couple of witches, so using the 3dfx method for the third witch might be cool. Or possibly have her standing in my graveyard. To me using 3dfx for Phntasms does not make as much sense.
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    08-06-2015, 06:51 AM
    Thanks folks! Glad you are all enjoying him! Corby, yes, I'll have a few kits in stock at the show
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    08-05-2015, 01:08 PM
    He's here! Meet my latest projection effect, the Ghoul! Like my popular lady in a crystal ball effect, Sybil the Clairvoyant, the Ghoul is available both as a DIY external projection kit, and as a pro-quality internally projected character (seen above). He ships with the routine above, as well as a dialog-free "shifty eyes" loop for spookier haunts. Here's how the kit works:
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    08-03-2015, 02:17 PM
    Are there any hunters from Pittsburgh on here?
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  • davy2's Avatar
    08-01-2015, 11:43 PM
    I don't normally go for Day of the Dead decor. but in person, this bust was pretty cool, love the color changing flower eyes...I picked one up...my first Halloween purchase of 2015, yay!!!
    135 replies | 9819 view(s)
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    Well, keep us posted..."inquiring minds want to know" and would love to see your goodies (the props I mean, not the ones betwixt your legs). LOL

    -Doc
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    I would be very interested in seeing the mechanics of the granny. I will post pictures of my progress. Thanks
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    Hi Davy,

    Naw, no string attached. Just looking to see what you make and if you were a Propaholic like me.

    http://www.halloweenforum.com/genera...ropaholic.html

    -Doc
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    Hi Dav.

    Any prop pics to share with us??

    -Doc
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